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Table 6 Search strategy used in EMBASE

From: Cognitive improvement effects of electro-acupuncture for the treatment of MCI compared with Western medications: a systematic review and Meta-analysis

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1 MCI:ab,ti
2 (nMCI or aMCI or mMCI).ti,ab.
3 (“N-MCI” or “A-MCI” or “M-MCI”).ti,ab.
4 amnestic:ab,ti
5 ‘cognit* impair*’:ab,ti
6 ‘cognit* declin*’:ab,ti
7 ‘cognit* deficit*’:ab,ti
8 ‘cognit* disturb*’:ab,ti
9 ‘cognit* defect*’:ab,ti
10 ‘cognitive defect’/exp
11 ‘memory disorder’/exp
12 ‘cognitive disorders’/exp
13 ‘anterograde amnesia’/exp
14 ‘retrograde amnesia’/exp
15 ‘transient global amnesia’/exp
16 ‘memory impairment’:ab,ti
17 (CDR NEAR/3 0.5):ab,ti OR (‘clinical dementia rating’ NEAR/3 0.5):ab,ti
18 dement*:ab,ti
19 ‘mild neurocognit* disorder*’:ab,ti
20 ‘subjective memory complaints’:ab,ti OR SMC:ab,ti
21 OR 1–20
22 ‘electroacupuncture’/exp
23 ‘electroacupuncture needle’/exp
24 electroacupoint*:ab,ti
25 electroacupunctur*:ab,ti
26 OR 22–25
27 #21 AND #26